Category Archives: Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
I’m Not Your Entertainment: Black and Indigenous Relevance and Relegation in Climate Action
I am now clear on why James Baldwin articulated clearly, “I’m not your Negro.” I could hear him speaking to my soul as I came to this space to make clear that “I’m not your entertainment.” We will no longer have what is relevant relegated to the side.
Celebrate Black History Month 2023 with de Gullah/Geechee Famlee
Jayn de Gullah/Geechee Famlee een celebration of Black History and living legacy pun de islandt and virtually!
Gullah/Geechee Diasporic Diamonds Black History Celebration
Jayn we pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa a spirit liftin journey een ta de storee and livin legacy of de Gullah/Geechee. Yeddi how disya cunneck ta de African Diaspora tru food, music and Black history at the historic Brick Baptist Church.
Queen’s Chronicle: Journey to the Land of Queens and Pharaohs Part 3
Life isn’t the first thing that most people think of when looking at the treasures that have been removed from the pyramids including the sarcophaguses that allowed you to look at the elaborate facial features of the African people that gave us science that is still being examined to this day. Yet, life is all around in the large families that are so loved here not unlike in my own land, the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Queen’s Chronicle: Journey to the Land of Queens and Pharaohs Part 2
The journey to Kemet is typically one done by those seeking to see one of the wonders of the world or someone in academia or spiritual studies looking for treasures amongst the stones of the pyramids or in the museums and through the translation of hieroglyphics. As much as seeing the pyramids, statues and the Sphinx is amazing, it turns out that the true treasures in this land are those that the pharaohs didn’t even want to depart with in death-the people.
Queen’s Chronicle: Journey to the Land of Queens and Pharaohs Part 1
I found myself overlooking the pyramids feeling this power emanating to and through me. The word “empowerment” took on an entirely new meaning when watching the sunrise and set in this land of queens and pharaohs. Many solely see a pyramid as a place of death whereas others see it as I do, as a place of healing energy and the apex as a location of higher consciousness. In the midst of the power of the sun above the apex of the pyramid, your energy is centered and balanced and your spiritual power is renewed. Renewal is what is going to take to transmit this power and these ideals to the world because we must each seek transformation-“…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2b). It may just take coming to a land like this to be with others of like mind to find that renewal or it may simply take a moment of prayer and meditation as the sun sets not only over the pyramids or the Red Sea in Sinai, but over a sincere person that at the end of every day simply seeks to continue purposefully walking in all lands seeking order, balance, truth, reciprocity, harmony, righteousness, morality and justice. Wherever, the next steps take me, I pray as I do in our Gullah/Geechee Spiritual, “Walk with Me Lord!”
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amongst the World Leaders at UN COP 27 in Egypt
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has presented at several United Nations Council of Parties (UN COP) events since the first one that she attended in Marrakesh, Morocco. She made it back to Africa again this year to be one of the world leaders focused on climate action and will present several times in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2022
For those that are intrigued by the traditions of native Gullah/Geechees, there are two major times of year that folks should engage in the events and postings of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” takes place from the final Saturday in July until the first Sunday in August annually and “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” which is October. A series of events hosted by native Gullah/Geechees takes place throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are held annually. The celebrations combines online posting via http://www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE, @GullahGeechee on IG and Twitter, @GullahGeecheeNation on TikTok and releases of new programming on http://www.GullahGeechee.tv and Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with live in person events.
Girlfriends are Mahogany Blessings to the Gullah/Geechee Nation
As my appreciation for mahogany grew, I never thought that it would cause me to truly find its meaning amongst the trees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation as I sat in a circle of women that would strengthen one another as the ancestors encircled us in GODly energy that protected us. Mahogany was what brought us together to honor the healing energy that enters the souls of those that are truly open to it as they traverse Sea Island soil with those of us whose roots are inextricably tied to this land. That healing energy brought about love, laughter, clarity and “Girlfriendship.”